MOOERS — PLATTSBURGH - Mr. Thomas A. "Hunk" Anderson, 81, of Tioga Lane, Plattsburgh, N.Y., died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh.
He was born in Plattsburgh on July 5, 1933, the son of the late George S. and Elizabeth F. (Golden) Anderson.^
Hunk was a graduate of St. John's Academy, Class of 1951.^ He served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955 as a Military Policeman in Georgia and Germany where he played football as a member of the Western Command Rhinos in Kaiserslautern.
On Aug. 20, 1955, Hunk married Patricia A. Stevens at St. John's Church in Plattsburgh. He was a member and past president of Local #92 Bricklayers, Masons and Plasterers Union of Plattsburgh, now known as Local 2 Bricklayers and Allied Craftworks of Albany. He received his 50 years Gold Card in January of 2001. Hunk retired as Lieutenant from New York State Department of Corrections in 1986 after 25 years of service. Hunk was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing for most of his life and was a measurer for New York State Big Buck Club. He was a founding member and longtime president of the Wolf Pond Mountain Club, Camp Kettle where he also enjoyed one of his hobbies; cooking. He was a longtime member and supporter of the National
Rifle Association. Hunk was a member of Lyon Mountain American Legion Post 1623, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #125, Plattsburgh, the Knights of Columbus Council #255, Plattsburgh, the Loyal Order of Moose #2391 and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks 1741 in Lake Wales, Fla. and he was a member of St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Cumberland Head.
Hunk is survived by his wife, Patricia (Stevens) Anderson of Plattsburgh and Lake Wales, Fla.; three sons, Steven Anderson and his wife Shanna of Lovettsville, Va., Daniel Anderson and his companion Scott Waters of Schuyler Falls, N.Y., John T. Anderson and his wife Kelly of Watertown, N.Y., six grandchildren, Ashley, Paul, Kristen, Jesse T., Kodie and Joey, five great-grandchildren, Colyn, Trynity, Mackenzye, Landen and Halle; and a sister, Judy Niles and her husband Roger.